Over the last few fortnights, I've witnessed a massive exodus from liberal-controlled social media platforms. These digital refugees have but one singular, but inexcusable common crime: Their perception of reality is still functional.
Indeed, it is true- entire empires of news media have been erected, based on misinformation and lies. Mental illnesses cause people to pretend they are opposite genders, or even a different species of animal, and they are encouraged and applauded as "brave." The very basic foundation of science and reasoning has become popular opinion, not objective facts. Religion has been twisted into a disgusting caricature of itself, becoming a faint ghost of its former self- impotent to save anyone from anything.
The situation we are in is appalling. But there is much confusion amongst the masses: should we be excited, or outraged, or indifferent? What does the future hold? What is actually important?
Let us pause momentarily, and ponder the ramifications of this question. If we say, "Our government's integrity is important," you'd be right. But what good does it do us, who are not involved with or affecting it in any way, to worry about it? What can be done- and if the answer is "nothing" then why are we concerned about it?
Lest we neglect those on the other end of the spectrum, let us consider the optimist: "Integrity in the government is important, therefore something amazing will happen and the forces of nature will not let it stand!" Try telling that to the millions of people murdered by communists in Europe. No, the truth is God has allowed horrible regimes of fascism to exist over the course of human history- largely because we brought it upon ourselves. It is the default state of sinful human nature.
But what about the slacker? The indifferent, the "meh" of the world? Should they just ignore everything and let the chips fall where they may? Is it reasonable to chalk everything up to "God's will" and take their hands off the steering wheel? If this were a logical conclusion, then there would be no point to doing anything, ever.
Blind Optimism will leave you disenfranchised.
Blackpill Pessimism will drive you to insanity.
Indifference leads to a slow, painful death.
Blind Optimism says "even if I stay on the tracks, the train won't hit me."
Blackpill Pessimism says "even if I get off the tracks, the train will still hit me."
Indifference says "it doesn't matter if I get hit by a train or not."
Ultimately, none of these options will push us forward as a society, as a people. What we need- what you and I need- is realism.
Realism cannot be achieved if you are unable (or unwilling) to be honest about what you see. And merely seeing reality doesn't get you all the way there. I can stand on the train tracks and see that I will eventually get hit by a train, but if I believe getting hit by a train (or moving off the tracks) does not matter, then I won't bother moving.
Realism is the future. If I can touch it, taste it, see it, hear it- then I'll consider it. And it doesn't have to be reactionary; we have the ability to drive change in ourselves, and to shape our lives around what we know is true.
Is this dependence on the palpable mutually exclusive with belief in God? No, not at all. Just because God Himself is incapable of being seen by human eyes doesn't mean what He does is undetectable. We must always be observant, and use discernment as to what is of the natural, and of the supernatural.
What we observe with things like transgenderism, or political optimism, or ignoring racial differences, is a stark denial of physical and spiritual reality. People's minds are capable of believing some ridiculous, observably false things.
Realism casts aside the foolish hallucinations of the mind, and focuses steadfastly on the truth, to the exclusion of all else.
Making yourself stronger- mentally, physically, spiritually- is the cornerstone of modern freedom. If one simply waits for the powers-that-be to form their utopia from the rubble of modernism, it will not happen. This is the truth. Mankind, as a whole, cannot shape something from nothing; only God Himself can do that.
Narrow your focus to what you know to be true. Do not waste time chasing after pipe dreams, temptations, and machinations of easy freedom and utopia. Everyone wishes for their life to be easy. But Realism stoically stands in the path, and refuses entry to those who presume freedom is bestowed on them by someone else without effort.
Simply, do what you must to become free, personally, and become an example for those who would wish to follow. Freedom is something you find yourself, and work to perfect. It is not anyone else's to give you.
This is Realism in its purest form: Go forth and be free, for no one else can give it, or take it away, without your consent.